Posted: February 1, 2024
News for Sunday, February 4, 2024
02/03 9:00 a.m. Holy Strollers Walk (Dutch Gap Trail)
02/04 3:00 p.m. Confirmation Retreat #3: What does it mean to be an Episcopalian? (Church)
02/05 4:00 p.m. Westminster Canterbury Happy Hour (Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s Courtyard 5th Floor Lounge)
02/11 9:30 a.m. Annual Parish Meeting (Church)
10:30 a.m. One Worship Service
11:45 a.m. Mardi Gras Celebration (Parish Hall)
02/12 Office Closed
02/12 5:30 p.m. Spirited Sisters (Mosaic Restaurant)
02/14 12:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday (Traditional Language | Spoken | Church)
02/14 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday (Contemporary Language | Choral | Church)
02/15 8:30 a.m. Daily Lenten Morning Prayer Begins (Chapel)
02/18 5:00 p.m. Foyer Groups Dinner (Tazza Kitchen, Scott’s Addition)
02/21 9:00 a.m. Weekly Lenten Book Discussion Begins (Parish Hall)
Sunday Bulletins are posted by Friday at ghtc.org/bulletin.
Save The Date
02/25 9:30 a.m. Adult Formation Sunday Series: William Tan Organ Concert (Chapel)
03/03 10:30 a.m. Fauré Requiem with Parish Choir and Chamber Ensemble (Church)
The Rev. Bo Millner Portrait Unveiling – This Sunday, February 4
All are warmly invited to a reception in honor of The Rev. Bo Millner, Rector of Grace & Holy Trinity Church from 2003 until 2019, following this Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service. Bo and his wife Katherine Kelly will be present at worship and at the reception, during which a portrait of Bo will be unveiled. The portrait was commissioned by the vestry in honor of Bo’s sixteen years of service to Grace & Holy Trinity Church. Please share this invitation with others in the parish and beyond the parish.
Discernment Committee Survey – Submit Feedback by Sunday, February 18
The Discernment Committee is seeking input from the parish, asking what characteristics are most important in a Priest-in-Charge. The committee will use the survey responses to inform their evaluation of candidates. All are encouraged to participate. Please click here to fill out the form by Sunday, February 18th.
Annual Parish Meeting and Mardi Gras Celebration – Next Sunday, February 11
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on February 11th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Church. Printed copies of the Annual Report will be available at the meeting and online at ghtc.org/annualreport. The 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Baptism & Brass Quartet will be the only service on this day. Following 10:30 a.m. worship, don your purple, green, and gold beads and stay for a reception full of New Orleans Jazz and King Cake!
*On this day, childcare will be provided in the Nursery for children up to age 3 and in the Youth Room for children up to age 9. There will not be Sunday School or Sunday Breakfast.
Adult Formation Sunday Series Offerings
Discover meaningful insights and deepen your faith with engaging presentations and conversations as part of the Adult Formation Sunday Series. This Sunday, the forum led by the Parish Clergy will explore Lent. In February, the forum will explore the following topics:
02/04 “What is Lent?” led by Parish Clergy
02/11 Annual Meeting – No Adult Formation
02/18 Lenten Presentation – TBD
02/25 William Tan: Chapel Organ Concert
Holy Strollers – Saturday, February 3
The next Holy Strollers’ walk is this Saturday morning, February 3rd at Dutch Gap Conservation Area, close to the James River in Chesterfield County. The trail is 4.5 miles long and almost entirely flat through woods and alongside waterways. The group will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the rear parking lot and depart shortly after. The group is planning on stopping for lunch following the walk. You may want to layer comfortable clothes, wear walking shoes or boots, and bring water. If you are interested in attending, please visit our website at ghtc.org/contact and select Holy Strollers from the drop down menu.
Lenten Morning Prayer – Weekdays at 8:30 a.m.
Starting Monday, February 19th, a daily service of Morning Prayer with Holy Communion from the reserve sacrament will be held on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel.
Lenten Book Discussions – Weekly on Wednesdays
For our Lenten observance, you are invited to join the Rev. Greg Bezilla in reading “Meeting Jesus At The Table: A Lenten Study” by Cynthia M. Campbell and Christine Coy Fohr. This book takes a look at the meals Jesus shared with others in the Gospels, and provides a chance to think about the importance of hospitality and community around our own tables. Copies will be available beginning this Sunday for $5 and may be purchased at any point throughout Lent. On Wednesdays in Lent beginning on February 21st, we will gather from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. following Morning Prayer to discuss the ideas presented in the book. Hope to see you there!
Lectio Divina – Weekly on Wednesdays
Lectio Divina is a ministry group that originally started as a Bible study and has shifted focus to reading and reflecting on the upcoming Sunday gospel. They meet by Zoom on Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and all are welcome. The current session will continue through February 7th, with another session beginning on February 21st. If you are interested in Lectio Divina, please visit our website at ghtc.org/contact and select Lectio Divina from the drop down menu.
Westminster Canterbury Happy Hour – Monday, February 5
We invite parishioners of a certain age to join us at Westminster Canterbury on Monday, February 5th at 4:00 p.m. for drinks and conversation with The Rev. Greg Bezilla and The Rev. Paul Evans. If you would like to attend, please sign up at the round table outside the church doors. You can also register by calling the Parish Office at (804) 359-5628 x23 and speaking to Lauren Frazier.
Spirited Sisters – Monday, February 12
Spirited Sisters, a women’s group of the parish, will meet next on Monday, February 12th at 5:30 p.m. at Mosaic Restaurant in River Road Shopping Center at 6229-A River Road for lively conversation and a meal. For more information or to RSVP, please visit our website at ghtc.org/contact and select Spirited Sisters from the drop down menu.
Foyer Groups Dinner at Tazza Kitchen – Sunday, February 18
The Foyer Groups will meet on Sunday, February 18th at 5:00 p.m. at Tazza Kitchen Scott’s Addition at 1500 Roseneath Road. All are welcome. These informal gatherings for brunch, lunch, or dinner, either potluck or at a restaurant, are opportunities to enjoy good conversations with good company. If you are interested in attending, please visit our website at ghtc.org/contact and select Foyer Groups from the drop down menu.
Adult Formation Sunday Series: Chapel Organ Concert – Sunday, February 25
As part of the Adult Formation Sunday Series, William Tan will perform an organ concert of works by Bach, Couperin, Lang, Langlais, and Mascagni, as well as several hymns on Sunday, February 25th at 9:30 a.m. in Gibson Memorial Chapel. William served as Organ Scholar at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oregon Hill for eight months. He was awarded the 2023-2024 Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Scholarship and studies with Daniel Stipe, Principal Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church. Plan to attend this wonderful concert featuring our beautiful Chapel Organ!
Beware of Phishing & Other Scams
Please beware of any communication (email, phone calls, texts) purporting to be from members of our clergy, staff, or someone communicating on our behalf. No member of the Grace & Holy Trinity clergy or staff will ever contact you asking you “for a favor,” such as purchasing gift cards. Scammers use these tactics and are more common than you might think. Please be cautious and use good judgment.
Please Wear Your Name Tags
This is a gentle reminder to please wear your name tags when you come to church. Grace & Holy Trinity is fortunate to have visitors and new parishioners joining us each week. Wearing your nametag is an important part of our hospitality to all and a visible reminder to newcomers and lifelong members alike that we are an open and welcoming community. Please pick up your name tags along the wall in the hallway as you enter from the Cherry Street parking lot, and please leave them there when you leave church. If you need a name tag for the first time or if you have misplaced yours, please contact Communications Associate Tyler Brady, ghtc.org/contact.
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